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Coloured Pencil Top Tip

As a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society, or UKCPS, I was invited to submit a Top Tip which will be a part of the membership package. This appealed to both the art tutor in me and also the artist, as I know how hard it can be to become confident working with a new medium. When I started drawing in coloured pencil there was very little guidance available, and although the digital era has brought with it a previously unimaginable wealth of information, there are also a huge amount of opinions to wade through.

When teaching I have always stressed that I was sharing what I found worked best for me and for those I met, and that it may be different for my students as we all have our individual preferences and there are no hard and fast rules in art. That said, experience is a great thing to share, especially when paired with reasons why a particular approach is recommended. So that is what I hope to offer with my Top Tip.

The UKCPS is a brilliant organisation for any coloured pencil enthusiasts to join. You do not need to be a great artist, everyone is made very welcome, and there are numerous ways to be involved, to learn from one another, exhibit your drawings, to encourage and to be supported. I would definitely recommend any coloured pencil artists check them out and join this thriving community, and perhaps even share a Top Tip of their own.

Tamsin-Dearing-Pencil

A Handful of Chillies

Pastel

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Woman in White

Coloured Pencil

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Pondering

Pastel

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Nuthatch

Pastel

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Rosie

Pastel

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Red Squirrel

Pastel

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Posturing Peacock of Pencarrow

Coloured Pencil

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Blue Tit

Pastel

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Amur Leopard

Graphite Pencil

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Yannick

Coloured Pencil

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Moggy

Coloured Pencil

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Welcome to the World

Coloured Pencil

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Watching

Coloured Pencil

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The Witchdoctor's Daughter

Graphite Pencil

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Wakhan Girl

Coloured Pencil

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Tibetan Shaman

Pastel

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The Violet Veil

Coloured Pencil

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Self Portrait

Graphite Pencil

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Sita

Coloured Pencil

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Morse

Coloured Pencil

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Monochrome Mothering

Pencil and Pastel

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Sculpted

Coloured Pencil

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Dancer

Coloured Pencil

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Barn Owl

Pastel

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Bonny Miss Bonnie

Pastel

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Boxer

Coloured Pencil

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CAT

Coloured Pencil

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Chewing it Over

Pastel

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Chestnut

Pastel

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Clyde

Pastel

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Fiona

Graphite Pencil

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Kingfisher

Pastel

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First Forage

Pencil and Pastel

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Jasper

Coloured Pencil

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Goldfinch

Pastel

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Golden Retriever

Pastel

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Jessie

Graphite Pencil

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Just Popping Out

Pastel

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Little Owl

Coloured Pencil

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Koda

Graphite Pencil

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Paul

Graphite Pencil

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Mother's Milk

Pastel

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Mikey

Pastel

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Spirited

Coloured Pencil

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Sharon

Graphite Pencil

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Snow Leopard

Pastel

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Ziggy

Coloured Pencil

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What a Hoot!

Pastel

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Toucan

Pastel

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Tiger

Pastel

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Billy the Kid

Pastel

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Riot

Graphite Pencil

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A Lifetime of Laughter

Graphite Pencil

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An Age of Indigo

Coloured Pencil

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Cub Scout

Coloured Pencil


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Jay

Pastel

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An Apprentice of Indigo

Coloured Pencil

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Melissa

Pastel
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Pepsi

Pastel

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Rosy

Graphite and Coloured Pencil

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Goldfinch after Fabritius

Pastel

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A Thirst For Life

Graphite Pencil

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Bess

Graphite Pencil

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Lisa and Danny

Graphite Pencil

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Himba Woman

Graphite Pencil

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Mrs Wong

Graphite Pencil

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Lily and Jasmine

Graphite Pencil

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Kirk Family

Graphite Pencil

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Introducing Ellie

Graphite Pencil

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Joy

Graphite Pencil

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Kids

Pastel

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Heart of Stone

Graphite Pencil

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Heather

Graphite Pencil

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Anne

Graphite Pencil

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Emma's Boys

Graphite Pencil

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Fisher Boy

Graphite Pencil

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Daryl

Coloured Pencil

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Bolgatanga Baby

Graphite Pencil

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Dalat Girl

Coloured Pencil

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Connie

Graphite Pencil

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Billy, Emily and Verity

Graphite Pencil

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Bhutan Women

Coloured Pencil

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Albert

Coloured Pencil

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